Scripture Verse

O Lord, revive Thy work.@Habakkuk 3:2

Introduction

Words: Al­bert Mid­lane, 1858. Al­so see Re­vive Thy Work, O Lord (Cros­by).

Music: Fes­tal Song Will­iam H. Wal­ter, in the Epis­co­pal Hym­nal with Tunes Old and New, by John I. Tuck­er, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a pho­to of Wal­ter (or a bet­ter one of Mid­lane, head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you send us an e-mail?

portrait
Albert Midlane
(1825–1909)

Lyrics

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Thy mighty arm make bare;
Speak with the voice that wakes the dead,
And make Thy people hear.

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Disturb this sleep of death;
Quicken the smoldering embers now
By Thine almighty breath.

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Create soul-thirst for Thee;
And hungering for the bread of life
O may our spirits be.

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Exalt Thy precious name;
And, by the Holy Ghost, our love
For Thee and Thine inflame.

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Give Pentecostal showers;
The glory shall be all Thine own,
The blessing, Lord, be ours.